Tim Tiller, social media sensation and staff member of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum receives the spotlight in new exhibition, #HashtagtheCowboy.
Tim Tiller, Director of Security & Operations Services for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, went viral during the first months of COVID-19 as he provided genuine laughs on the museum's Instagram page. Garnering fans from the Western community and far beyond, Tiller brought Western lore to the masses, adding his own twist on virtual museum tours and his signature sign off - "Thanks, Tim."
Read the full press release from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum below for full details on the exciting social media-centric exhibit.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Internet sensation Tim Tiller, Director of Security & Operations Services at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, will have his own exhibition displaying examples of human warmth in times of crisis, March 17 – August 8, 2021.
The unique exhibition, titled #HashtagtheCowboy, is an opportunity for museum visitors and social media followers to physically interact with the online communities formed during the global pandemic and reflect on the challenges and unexpected joys of living through 2020. The exhibition will include displays of viral social media posts, fan gifts, art and letters, and Tim’s famed security guard uniform, bolo tie and coffee mug.
During the unprecedented shutdown of March 2020, The Cowboy was forced to temporarily close its doors and staff was required to work from home. As one of the few employees allowed in the building, Tim took on the additional role of assisting with social media. His mix of dad jokes and positivity quickly resonated with hundreds of thousands of new followers. Even after the Museum reopened in May 2020, Tim has remained involved in creating social media content and sharing his passion for the history on display at the Museum.
“Tim and our marketing staff found a way to connect with our audience at a time when our doors were closed,” said Museum President & CEO Natalie Shirley. “People around the world have let us know how much Tim helped brighten their year, and this exhibition helps celebrate the anniversary of Tim’s very special social media debut.”
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